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“Cosy and relaxing”
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Gleann Dearg B&B
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Dunquin
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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“Cosy and relaxing”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was the second night of our walking tour of the Dingle Way. Wonderful Ireland had arranged not only for the room but also for dinner at the guest house that evening. The hostess was welcoming and had wine and beer chilled for us upon our arrival. The rooms were small but clean. She is an excellent cook and did not disappoint with either breakfast, dinner or our packed lunch. It took a bit for her to relax upon our arrival, but once she did the stay was pleasant. Because this was prearranged as part of our tour I have no idea of the cost for the stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Durham, North Carolina
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Reviewed June 16, 2014

When my family and I hiked the Dingle Way last summer, we were fortunate to be booked into the Gleann Dearg B&B for a night. We were a group of six that arrived in waves of one, two, and three people during the day. This was no problem for our hostess - Leila offered tea and shortbread to each of us as we arrived. Then we were shown to our rooms - 4 of them for the 6 of us along with three bathrooms. It was as if we had our own suite on the ground floor. Admittedly, one of the bathrooms was quite small, but there was also a spacious one with a large tub. Each room was supplied with the usual amenities, including an extremely generous supply of snacks (a true boon for hikers). The one thing that required a bit of attention from me was accessing the internet in the room I had been assigned. However, the young man in charge of it explained how I could get good reception.
The best thing about this B&B was the evening meal which was the best meal I had on our hike. In fact, I stuffed myself, not willing to leave one bite uneaten of a wonderful fruit cobbler. (Be sure to make a reservation for dinner.)
The next best thing (for a hiker anyhow) was the beds. We all slept well and were ready for a long day of hiking - after eating an amazing breakfast, of course.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

I really enjoyed our stay here. We were the only guests, and the B&B had a very homelike feel to it. We were walking the Dingle Way with Wonderful Ireland, and they also arranged for us to have dinner here. It was a creative and delicious meal, served in a sunroom with a real grape arbor growing! We could see the Blasket Islands in the distance. We enjoyed meeting Lelia's daughters and they were all helpful with our planning for the next day. I highly recommend a visit to the Blasket Island Center to learn about the fascinating history of those islands.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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New Hampshire
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Reviewed December 16, 2013

We happened upon this B &B by chance. Very clean and welcoming. Beautiful country side although it was raining. Had the most wonderful cinnamon scones for breakfast. I left my favorite shoes by mistake and the owner sent them to me here in the states. It doesn't get better then that!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Spent a night here in June whilst on a walking holiday in Kerry. We were made to feel very welcome by our hostess. The room, though small, was clean and comfortable and we had a great nights sleep. The breakfast next morning in the conservatory was excellent and really set us up for the day. This is a cosy, friendly B&B in a beautiful setting, the views over the Blasket Islands are superb. I would be happy to recommend Gleann Dearg if you are lucky enough to be visiting this beautiful part of Ireland

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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York, UK
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

Having read some of the unfavourable reviews before we stayed at Gleann Dearg while walking the Dingle Way, we had pretty low expectations before we arrived, but we were pleasantly surprised. True, the decor is a bit scruffy, and the shower/basin/loo miniscule, but we found it quirky and interesting, and we particularly enjoyed the dinner provided as part of our walking tour (courgette and almond soup, delicious rolls, and chicken casserole). We even got to meet our hostess's pet lamb and then sat down to watch her copy of Ryan's Daughter.

I imagine that if you haven't pre-booked dinner, it would be an awkward place to stay, as there didn't seem to be anywhere to eat for miles around. We were the only guests and not made to feel at all unwelcome. Our hostess (whose name I've forgotten, I'm afraid) was interesting - although I think I'd agree that she wasn't as committed to her guests as some other B&B owners.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed September 26, 2011

We stayed at Gleann Dearg after a long day of hiking the Dingle Way in the rain and through lots of sheep farms in the mountain. We were tired and cold. Kristen greeted us at the door with a smile and heat! She was told at the last minute that dinner was included in our stay and she had to run out at the last minute to buy and make dinner (We were the only ones booked for the night but some other hikers checked in after dinner)-It was one of the best meals we had in Ireland! It was a cold rainy night with cards being played by the fire. The rooms were clean and quaint. Not much of a nightlife in Dunquin but Gleann Dearg was the quiet restful night we needed.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Gleann Dearg B&B
Address: Dunquin, Dunquin, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Dingle Peninsula > Dunquin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Dunquin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gleann Dearg is a family run bed and breakfast in the beautiful parish of Dunn Quin, West of the town of Dingle. Set within a working farm we have 4 rooms available within our traditionally renovated farm house. Rooms have either a view of the Blasket Islands out front or of Mount Eagle behind the house. We are located on the main Sleigh Head drive road, with safe parking available at the back of the house. A short 15 minute walk to the Dunn Quin peer and a trip to the Blasket Islands or to the The Blasket Center making us an ideal base to explore the local area. We are ideally situated for walkers of the Dingle Way and provide overnight drying facilities, pack lunches and luggage pick up or drop off at your previous or next destination. Secure bicycle storage available. Have your included breakfast under the grape vines in our sunny conservatory, consisting of a full Irish cooked breakfast, fresh fruits and yoghurt, cereals or homemade scones.Evening 3 coarse meals can also be provided on request when booking, or alternatively 1 coarse meals can be prepared on arrival between 7pm and 9pm. We look forward to welcoming you soon. ... more   less 
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